A workforce; with the right numbers and skills, is everyone’s RIGHT! | BLOG01


“Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.”

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HEE runs as a single organisation, with 4 regional hubs working across 12 local offices.

The Intellectual Disabilities workforce programme is a regional programme working across the south of England.

The programme has a single aim “to create a sustainable and secure workforce supply, for people that have Intellectual Disabilities and/ or Autism, who require support from and/ or access to services”. All of our work is about how the workforce can support people with an Intellectual Disability to lead healthy and fulfilling lives like any other. The programme began in Kent, Surrey & Sussex in 2013 and remains a trail-blazer within HEE as it is the only programme of this type. In September 2017 it expanded to include London for a year, in April 2018 it further expanded to include the whole of the South.


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Philippa Spicer (Senior Responsible Officer LEFT), Rhona Westrip (Programme Manager CENTER),  and me George Matuska (clinical lead RIGHT). The programme is a collaboration between people with lived experience and the workforce, so we hope to be adding to this rogues gallery over the coming year.

As part of the expansion across the whole of the South, we want to trial a monthly blog updating you, the stakeholders, and anyone with an interest in what the programme has been up to.

This is where we currently are:

  • As of April 2018 we extended our coverage of the programme to cover the whole of the south of England and also continue to support London up to September 2018.
  • It has been a little less than 18 months since we published our last update report:one yr on erOne yr on

We have now drafted our next update and hope to publish it over the subsequent weeks. We will post a link as soon as we do this.

Dates for your diaries

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Getting in touch

If you have any question or comments please get in touch with us via email  LaSEID@hee.nhs.uk or tweet us at  @HEE_LKSSID and dont forget to use our #LKSSID


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